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Mermaid Party Food

Mermaid Party Food: Inspiration for a Mermaid Beach Picnic, with a themed Mermaid Dessert Table full of mermaid treats like eatable driftwood, pearls, treasure, and coral.

Mermaid Party food ideasWe had so much fun at our Mermaid Party.  Yesterday I shared the activities from the party –check it out here.  Today the best part of the party -the Mermaid Party Food including  the Mermaid Dessert Table.

We set everything up on the beach for our picnic, and all the rest of the activities that we shared yesterday were set up around it.Mermaid picnic on the beach party

Mermaid Picnic Table

To set our picnic area, we started with the table.  It was a party table that has legs that screw on.  Instead of screwing the legs on, we used a couple of crates underneath it to create the perfect low picnic table.

mermaid picnic on the beach

Around the table we set up some picnic blankets to sit on and lots of cozy cushions for lounging.  On the table I used a pretty aqua table cloth, and then we layered lots of mermaid-y details.  We found a little driftwood on the beach and then added some shells.  We also used some rustic rope.  For a centre piece we used some aqua candle holders with some pretty beach pebbles inside.



mermaid picnic sign

The rustic signs that we used for all the party activities were made from some old rustic wood.  We used chalk to write on them, and then went over it with white craft paint.

how to host a mermaid party



Over the table we made a cluster of pretty paper lanterns and hung them from the over head tree.

mermaid party food ideas with mermaid lunch boxes


Mermaid Picnic Lunch

For our picnic lunch, we made the cutest individual mermaid lunch boxes.

individual mermaid picnic lunches for a party

We started with the white boxes and added some mermaid details with pretty mermaid washi tape, and tassels.

Mermaid Party Food: Inspiration for a Mermaid Beach Picnic, with a themed Mermaid Dessert Table full of mermaid treats like eatable driftwood, pearls, treasure, and coral.

For drinks we used our refillable glass bottles and made lemonade for everyone.

bucket of cold drinks for a mermaid party



Inside our individual picnic boxes were our mermaid lunches.

Mermaid Party Food: Inspiration for a Mermaid Beach Picnic, with a themed Mermaid Dessert Table full of mermaid treats like eatable driftwood, pearls, treasure, and coral.We wanted a simple lunch that everyone (or mostly everyone since kids are a little tricky sometimes) would enjoy.  I made ham and cheese sandwiches on croissants, and I had some condiments of the side for anyone who wanted them.  We also served a pasta salad -with shell pasta because that is definitely what mermaids eat. 😉  There was also a paper bag of potato chips for everyone too.  Everyone’s lunch box had an aqua napkin and a cute wood spoon.  We used the end of a pencil to stamp some aqua dots on the spoon ends to create the perfect polka dot wooden spoons.  If you didn’t want to stamp the ends, more of the mermaid washi tape on the spoon handles would be cute too.  Love is in the details.



Mermaid Party Food picnic lunch on the beach



Everyone having their own little box made it really easy, and then after the party they added their craft, mermaid crowns, water squirters, and candy to the boxes to take home.

Mermaid Dessert Table

After lunch it was time for everyone’s favourite -the Mermaid Dessert Table.

Mermaid Party Food dessert tableWe used a card table to set it up on.  The backdrop is made from some really inexpensive Ikea net curtains that we already had.  We hung them from a tree branch above.  To add the shells to the curtain we hot glued some little pieces of bendy wire to the back of each shell so we could hook it onto the net curtain and remove it afterward.  It worked great, and the shells looked so pretty hanging in the curtain.

Since it was the beach we kept things pretty simple but totally fun for dessert.

Mermaid themed cupcakes

We made some pretty seashell cupcakes.  They were really easy to make.  We topped each one with a chocolate shell that we made with a simple chocolate shell shaped mould.  And we added a few “pearl” inspired sprinkles too.

Mermaid cupcake

We also made some homemade macaroons with raspberry filling -see our macaroon recipe here.

Mermaid Party Food dessert table

As well we included our mermaid bark.  It was so pretty and so easy to make -find the mermaid bark tutorial here.

Mermaid Party dessert table



We also thought it would be fun to include a whole bunch of mermaid inspired foods.  Mason jars made it easy to transport and set up this part at the beach.

We included some little candy bags on the table so everyone could help themselves and take any extra home with them.  I have to say the girls loved making their own candy loot bags with all their favourites this way.

Mermaid themed party food desserts
Mermaid Candy Buffet

Here’s what we can up with:

Life rings -peach rings

Mermaid Party Food dessert ideas

Sharks -gummie sharksMermaid Party Food: Inspiration for a Mermaid Beach Picnic, with a themed Mermaid Dessert Table full of mermaid treats like eatable driftwood, pearls, treasure, and coral.

Mermaid Treasure -chocolate coinsMermaid themed Party Food dessert and candy ideas

Coral -sugar rock candy

Mermaid Party Food candy ideas

Pearls -gum balls

Mermaid Party ideas

“Sea”cret Wishes -blue cotton candy

Mermaid Party Food dessert table

Driftwood -prezel sticks

Mermaid Party Food: Inspiration for a Mermaid Beach Picnic, with a themed Mermaid Dessert Table full of mermaid treats like eatable driftwood, pearls, treasure, and coral.

and there was also some s’more gold fish.



Mermaid at heart dessert table

The Mermaid candy buffet was such a hit.  The girls loved it, and loved being able to take some treats home for later too.

We had so much fun enjoying our Mermaid party food with a picnic and finishing up with our Mermaid Dessert Table.

With Mermaid Picnic Food, life really is a party!

 

Need some more Mermaid Party inspiration?  Check out our Mermaid Party Activities from yesterday’s post.

Mermaid Party Food: Inspiration for a Mermaid Beach Picnic, with a themed Mermaid Dessert Table full of mermaid treats like eatable driftwood, pearls, treasure, and coral.

You might also like our DIY Mermaid Crowns.

DIY Mermaid Crown: use some shells, faux pearls, hair bands and hot glue to create your own beautiful Mermaid Crown. Perfect for dress up, or as part of a Mermaid Party!

Be sure to check out our Beach Activities post too.

 

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